Friday, December 2, 2016

Woman Stole $87K From Mom in Wayne Nursing Home: AG

WAYNE, NJ — A California woman is accused of stealing more than $87,000 from her elderly mother living in a Wayne nursing home, said state Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Pamela M. Land, 68, allegedly used the power of attorney she had over her mother's money to drain the woman's bank account rather than make the monthly payments to the nursing home.

Land allegedly stole the more than $87,700 from May 2013 to January 2016, authorities said.

She allegedly used the money for shopping sprees and racked up debt on her credit cards. She also allegedly used the money to pay for her daily expenses, Porrino said. The elderly woman had given Land oversight of the money to fund her stay at the nursing home.

Land was indicted on charges of misapplication of entrusted property and theft by unlawful taking, both second-degree offenses.

“Stealing the life savings of an elderly person is reprehensible, but it’s especially gut wrenching when the crime is committed by the ailing victim’s own daughter,” Porrino said in a statement.

Land faces a maximum of 20 years in state prison and a $150,000 fine if she is found guilty of the charges.

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